The Paediatric Diabetes Psychology Service is a specialist service within the Paediatric Psychology Service. The Paediatric Diabetes Psychology Service works alongside the Gwent Children’s Diabetes team. The service aims to help people diagnosed with diabetes improve their health through treatments, education, training, and supporting self-management skills. The department aims to offer high quality care to all children and young people with diabetes and their carers/families, to enable every person with diabetes to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
We support young people whose diabetes is affecting their psychological wellbeing, or where mental health struggles are impacting their management of the condition. We can work with the young person themselves and/or their families, their school, or other professionals involved in their care.
If you would like to find out more information, please contact our team on ABB.PaediatricPsychology@wales.nhs.uk.
Referrals into our service can be made by professionals in the Gwent Children’s Diabetes service only, please speak to your lead nurse or consultant if you would like to discuss a referral.
Moving from child diabetes service to the adult diabetes service:
A transition planning group meets regularly to keep this process up to date with the latest evidence and take feedback from young person and their family.
Helping you and those around you remember that there is so much more to you than just your diabetes. And tips to how to accept it into your identity helpfully.
Strategies for children and young people to better understand and manage Diabetes.
Children’s Books about Diabetes